Tokyo Olympics Day 8: Swimmers Kylie Masse, Taylor Ruck up soon in medal race; Women’s soccer team facing U.S. in semifinals; Nigerian sprinter suspended for positive HGH test

The latest Olympics news from Tokyo and around the world on Friday. Web links to longer stories if available:8:47 p.m.: In the first round of 400m hurdles, Canadian Marco Arop is competing in the Heat 2. Brandon McBride is competing in Heat 3.Also in the Olympic Athletics category: Women's 100: Crystal Emmanuel, Toronto (11.18 seconds) and Khamica Bingham, Brampton, Ont. (11.21), were 19th and 21st in qualifying round. Both will advance to the second round.Women's 5,000: Andrea Seccafien, Guelph, Ont., was the 15th-fastest in qualifying (14:59.55) and will race in the final.8:30 p.m.: Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unity after an out-of-competition test came back positive for human growth hormone.Okagbare will no longer compete at the Tokyo Olympics, where she was set to run in the women’s 100-meter semifinal. The drug test sample was analyzed in a laboratory accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and when the positive test was discovered, the AIU was notified.8:12 p.m.: The latest scores in the Olympic Athletics category: In the first round of 400m hurdles, Canadian Sage Watson qualifies after coming in fourth place with a time 55.54. In the second round, Canadian Noelle Montcalm came in sixth with a time of 55.85.8:12 p.m.: In the Olympic triathalon mixed team event, Canadians Joanna Brown, Alexis Lepage, Amelie Kretz and Matthew Sharpe came in 15th with a time of 1:27:21.8:08 p.m.: The U.S. women’s soccer team has defeated the Netherlands 3-2 to reach the Olympic semifinals. 8 p.m.: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has expanded a state of emergency to areas surrounding Tokyo and extended it to the end of August, in the face of a record virus surge unfolding as his country hosts the Olympics.The expansion comes after three straight days of record COVID-19 infections in Tokyo and as national daily infection figures soared over 10,000 for the first time since the pandemic began about 18 months ago. Tokyo on Friday posted 3,300 new cases.7:15 p.m.: As the Olympic final of the men’s 10,000 metres wound down to its decisive laps Friday at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium, Canada’s top distance runner Moh Ahmed found himself in extraordinary company. Ahmed, at more than one point, was running shoulder to shoulder with Joshua Cheptegei, the Ugandan who holds the world record in both the 10,000 and the 5,000 metres.In the end, Ethiopian Selemon Barega’s final-lap surge won him the gold medal. Cheptegei settled for silver, and fellow Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo took bronze. Ahmed faded to sixth — the same result he’d achieved the last time he ran the 10,000 at the 2019 world championships.The latest from Dave Feschuk: Canada’s Moh Ahmed takes his best shot in the Tokyo 10,000 but can’t hang on to late lead5:44 p.m.: Penny Oleksiak isn’t letting a finish off the podium in the women’s 100-metre freestyle get her down.The 21-year-old swimmer set a Canadian record by swimming a personal-best 52.29 seconds in the event on Friday morning in Tokyo — 0.41 seconds faster than her gold-medal time in Rio five years ago. Also in Laura Armstrong’s Olympics roundup: Track cyclist Georgia Simmerling cheers on her partner, goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé; American swimmer Michael Andrew refuses to wear his mask in the mixed zone after the men’s 200-metre individual medley. Also, South Korean archer An San was targeted by online trolls for her haircut — and thousands stood up for her. 5:35 p.m.: Felicia Stancil of Lake Villa, Ill., finished fourth in the women’s BMX race Friday, narrowly missing a medal following her training partner’s terrifying crash.After falling behind at the start of the final, Stancil made up ground throughout the 400-meter course, but ultimately could not catch the leaders. Great Britain’s Bethany Shriever won gold, followed by silver medallist Mariana Pajon of Columbia and third-place finisher Merel Smulders of the Netherlands.5 p.m.: It is a tall task ahead for Canada’s basketball women at the Olympics, but you have to beat great teams to be a great team and they are aware of the challenge ahead — and of the significance of the game.Canada faces Spain in its final opening-round game in Tokyo on Sunday morning (9 p.m. ET, Saturday) and its dreams of winning an Olympic medal may be on the line. A win would virtually assure the Canadian women, 1-1, a spot in the quarterfinals Tuesday. The latest from Doug Smith: Canada’s surest route to the Olympic basketball quarterfinals is with a win over third-ranked Spain2:50 p.m.: On today’s episode of Tokyo Daily, Brendan Dunlop recaps Canada’s nail biting penalty kick shootout win over Brazil in women’s soccer with the Toronto Star’s Laura Armstrong. Canadian women continue to medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a gold in rowing, while Penny Oleksiak and Rosie MacLennan just miss the podium.Watch the latest Tokyo Daily here: Pitch perfect — Canadian women’s soccer team keeps golden dreams alive2 p.m.: It’s alwa

Tokyo Olympics Day 8: Swimmers Kylie Masse, Taylor Ruck up soon in medal race; Women’s soccer team facing U.S. in semifinals; Nigerian sprinter suspended for positive HGH test

The latest Olympics news from Tokyo and around the world on Friday. Web links to longer stories if available:

8:47 p.m.: In the first round of 400m hurdles, Canadian Marco Arop is competing in the Heat 2. Brandon McBride is competing in Heat 3.

Also in the Olympic Athletics category:

Women's 100: Crystal Emmanuel, Toronto (11.18 seconds) and Khamica Bingham, Brampton, Ont. (11.21), were 19th and 21st in qualifying round. Both will advance to the second round.

Women's 5,000: Andrea Seccafien, Guelph, Ont., was the 15th-fastest in qualifying (14:59.55) and will race in the final.

8:30 p.m.: Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unity after an out-of-competition test came back positive for human growth hormone.

Okagbare will no longer compete at the Tokyo Olympics, where she was set to run in the women’s 100-meter semifinal. The drug test sample was analyzed in a laboratory accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and when the positive test was discovered, the AIU was notified.

8:12 p.m.: The latest scores in the Olympic Athletics category:

In the first round of 400m hurdles, Canadian Sage Watson qualifies after coming in fourth place with a time 55.54.

In the second round, Canadian Noelle Montcalm came in sixth with a time of 55.85.

8:12 p.m.: In the Olympic triathalon mixed team event, Canadians Joanna Brown, Alexis Lepage, Amelie Kretz and Matthew Sharpe came in 15th with a time of 1:27:21.

8:08 p.m.: The U.S. women’s soccer team has defeated the Netherlands 3-2 to reach the Olympic semifinals.

8 p.m.: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has expanded a state of emergency to areas surrounding Tokyo and extended it to the end of August, in the face of a record virus surge unfolding as his country hosts the Olympics.

The expansion comes after three straight days of record COVID-19 infections in Tokyo and as national daily infection figures soared over 10,000 for the first time since the pandemic began about 18 months ago. Tokyo on Friday posted 3,300 new cases.

7:15 p.m.: As the Olympic final of the men’s 10,000 metres wound down to its decisive laps Friday at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium, Canada’s top distance runner Moh Ahmed found himself in extraordinary company. Ahmed, at more than one point, was running shoulder to shoulder with Joshua Cheptegei, the Ugandan who holds the world record in both the 10,000 and the 5,000 metres.

In the end, Ethiopian Selemon Barega’s final-lap surge won him the gold medal. Cheptegei settled for silver, and fellow Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo took bronze. Ahmed faded to sixth — the same result he’d achieved the last time he ran the 10,000 at the 2019 world championships.

The latest from Dave Feschuk: Canada’s Moh Ahmed takes his best shot in the Tokyo 10,000 but can’t hang on to late lead

5:44 p.m.: Penny Oleksiak isn’t letting a finish off the podium in the women’s 100-metre freestyle get her down.

The 21-year-old swimmer set a Canadian record by swimming a personal-best 52.29 seconds in the event on Friday morning in Tokyo — 0.41 seconds faster than her gold-medal time in Rio five years ago.

Also in Laura Armstrong’s Olympics roundup: Track cyclist Georgia Simmerling cheers on her partner, goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé; American swimmer Michael Andrew refuses to wear his mask in the mixed zone after the men’s 200-metre individual medley. Also, South Korean archer An San was targeted by online trolls for her haircut — and thousands stood up for her.

5:35 p.m.: Felicia Stancil of Lake Villa, Ill., finished fourth in the women’s BMX race Friday, narrowly missing a medal following her training partner’s terrifying crash.

After falling behind at the start of the final, Stancil made up ground throughout the 400-meter course, but ultimately could not catch the leaders. Great Britain’s Bethany Shriever won gold, followed by silver medallist Mariana Pajon of Columbia and third-place finisher Merel Smulders of the Netherlands.

5 p.m.: It is a tall task ahead for Canada’s basketball women at the Olympics, but you have to beat great teams to be a great team and they are aware of the challenge ahead — and of the significance of the game.

Canada faces Spain in its final opening-round game in Tokyo on Sunday morning (9 p.m. ET, Saturday) and its dreams of winning an Olympic medal may be on the line. A win would virtually assure the Canadian women, 1-1, a spot in the quarterfinals Tuesday.

The latest from Doug Smith: Canada’s surest route to the Olympic basketball quarterfinals is with a win over third-ranked Spain

2:50 p.m.: On today’s episode of Tokyo Daily, Brendan Dunlop recaps Canada’s nail biting penalty kick shootout win over Brazil in women’s soccer with the Toronto Star’s Laura Armstrong. Canadian women continue to medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a gold in rowing, while Penny Oleksiak and Rosie MacLennan just miss the podium.

Watch the latest Tokyo Daily here: Pitch perfect — Canadian women’s soccer team keeps golden dreams alive

2 p.m.: It’s always disappointing to have your Olympic journey end, but it must have been especially frustrating for Australia’s Aron Baynes, who was injured on the court before slipping in the bathroom.

Baynes, who also plays for the Raptors, will miss the rest of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament after sustaining a neck injury in what team doctor David Hughes called “a complicated series of events.” ​​

1:30 p.m.: Veteran soccer captain Christine Sinclair missed a crucial penalty against Brazil, but her team came through and the script flipped: Instead of Sinclair trying to carry Canada, Canada carried Sinclair, writes Bruce Arthur.

Next up for women’s soccer: Canada will take on the United States in the semifinals.

The latest from Bruce Arthur in Tokyo: Canadian women’s soccer team returns Olympic favour to captain Christine Sinclair

1 p.m.: Rugby Canada fired Jamie Cudmore, a former star player in charge of developing the next generation of talent, on Friday for a series of social media posts belittling the women’s sevens team.

His posts took aim at the sevens squad for its disappointing performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

Previously: Canada beats Brazil in women’s soccer, will face U.S. next; Canadian runner Mohammed Ahmed finished sixth in the men’s 10,000-metre; Rosie MacLennan fourth in trampoline; women’s eight rowers win first gold since 1992; Canada advances to finals in women’s 4 x 100 m medley relay.

For a full write-up of what you missed on Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics, click here.

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Administrative Court Judge Orders Mask-Wearing To Enter Dallas County Courthouses

Those refusing to wear a mask could be barred from entering the buildings.

Administrative Court Judge Orders Mask-Wearing To Enter Dallas County Courthouses

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – An administrative court judge ordered Friday, July 30, that anyone entering a Dallas County courthouse must be wearing a mask to be admitted.

The order by Administrative District Judge Maricela Moore requires masks to be worn in the common areas of the George Allen Courthouse, which houses the county’s civil courts; the Frank Crowley Courthouse, which houses its criminal courts; and the Henry Wade Building, which houses its juvenile courts.

Those refusing could be barred from entering the buildings.

The order comes after Gov. Greg Abbott repeated his order banning any mask mandates by any state, county or local government entity.

However, it cites as its authority a Texas Supreme Court order “that confirms the judiciary’s authority to take reasonable actions to avoid exposing court proceedings and participants to the threat of COVID-19.”

Also cited is an opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office upholding broad judicial authority to control orderly court proceedings.

The order is effective starting Monday. A message to Abbott’s office seeking comment was not immediately returned.

The order came as COVID-19 was on a renewed rampage across the state, fueled by the highly contagious delta variant.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 15,893 new cases Friday, the most since Feb. 3.

Of those, 726 new cases came from Dallas County. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average of daily new cases has risen by 183% to 5,100.

As of Thursday, the most recent day reported by state health officials, 5,846 people were in Texas hospitals with COVID-19, the most since Feb. 26.

Fifty-seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported Friday, five of them in Dallas County.

Texas had almost 44% of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That’s well below the national average of 57.2%.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

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